Only One Life

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“Only One Life”

Oil painting by Adele Bower

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I’ve always admired the Hibiscus flower blossom for its beauty and wondered at its brief life. It reminds me that the Lord created such beauty full well knowing it was to live only one day, then be replaced by another blossom. It teaches that one day is as important as many days. That blossom had a responsibility to shine in all its beauty, for the joy of we viewers and the glory of the Lord…and it did. We believers in the Lord Jesus Christ also have only one life, with joy, beauty, and responsibilities to fulfill.

High on the wall above the door to my Grandmother’s kitchen was a hand-made plaque. That was a long time ago, but I’ll never forget the message:

“Only one life, yes only one,
Soon will its fleeting hours be done;
Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord to meet,
And stand before His Judgement seat;
Only one life,’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.”

 Poem by C.T. Studd

‘Til He Shouts!

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8 thoughts on “Only One Life

  1. Ah, such a lovely painting (and comments) — my very favorite colors, too!

    Gloria

    On Sun, Nov 13, 2016 at 12:09 PM, Letters From Adele wrote:

    > Adele Bower posted: ” “Only One Life” Oil painting by Adele Bower For > Information About This Painting I’ve always admired the Hibiscus flower > blossom for its beauty and wondered at its brief life. It reminds me that > the Lord created such beauty full well knowing it was to” >

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